M 6.0 earthquake struck Balleny Islands region, Antarctica

M 6.0 earthquake struck Balleny Islands region, Antarctica

Earthquake registered as M 6.0 (USGS) occurred near uninhabited Balleny Islands in the Southern Ocean at 10:37 UTC on October 29, 2013. Epicenter was recorded at depth of 10 km (6.2 miles). The coordinates of the epicenter are 61.694°S 154.730°E. 

USGS intensity shake map (Credit: USGS)

EMSC recorded M 5.9 at depth of 60 km.

Balleny Islands are heavily glaciated and are of volcanic origin.  

Featured image credit: Leaflet — Tiles Courtesy of MapQuest — Portions Courtesy NASA/JPL-Caltech and U.S. Department of Agriculture, Farm Service Agency


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Gwil 8 years ago

I too found it fairly interesting that there were two strong quakes around the same time near the icecaps at opposite ends of the earth. Couple that with the very unusual lack of significant energy released (as normally shown on the 'Japan Quakes Live' graph) during the days before and after the recent 7.5 quake off Japan and you have a most unusual situation. It will interesting to see if this leads to something major.

unknown KNOWING known 8 years ago

This is an important inclusion. Look how far south it struck. A day ago, Longyearbyen, Svalbard And Jan Mayen was struck. That is way far nOrth. They put it down in writing long time ago: There are EQs in diverse place. I have been enjoying your work. Genetic tampering and nuclear fission are important mile stones. Homosapiens have dug so deeply and spread so widely, you have to wonder if there is more left. There is no coincidence. Space is time and time is space. Einstein sees PATRICIANLY the space-time connection. Therefore, he got it ALL wrong. E.M. C cannot be separated, BY HUMANS. Therefore it cannot be put in an equation like that. The end result are paradoxes one after another. 1234 5 4321

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